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Title Houston Voice, No. 998, December 10, 1999
Contributor
  • Hennie, Matthew A.
Publisher Window Media
Date December 10, 1999
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Transcript 10 NEWS DECEMBER 10, 1999 • HOUSTON VOICE First Lady knocks Pentagon's policy on gays > Continued from Page 1 ors felt constrained by the policy. Glover never addressed the allegation that he despised homosexuals. His attorneys argued that another soldier, Spc. Justin R. Fisher, goaded Glover into the attack. Fisher will be tried in January as an accessory. Staff Sgt. Michael Kleifgen testified that Fisher started spreading rumors in March among members of their unit that Winchell, of Kansas City, Mo., was gay. Kleifgen and another sergeant testified that Winchell told them that he was not gay. Fisher often harassed Winchell and once, during a scuffle, struck him in the head with a dustpan, Kleifgen said. .Kleifgen, their section leader at the time, said he regularly spoke with Fisher and Winchell about their differences. But the problems continued, so the matter was presented to a first sergeant, he said. "He said, basically, there was nothing we could do because of the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy," Kleifgen said, referring to the military's policy on homosexuals. Kleifgen said he also got nowhere pursuing the issue with the company commander and filed a complaint with the post's inspector general. It was not immediately known what happened to that complaint. Pentagon spokesman Kenneth Bacon said the Defense Department is working on new training programs for commanders to ensure a fair enforcement of the policy on gays. "There were certainly very disturbing charges made in the course of this trial about the atmosphere at Fort Campbell, and the commanders at Fort Campbell have said that after the trial is over they will review the compliance with the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy and all the relevant procedures and regulations that flow from that policy," Bacon said. Bacon said the Clinton administration's policy has succeeded in ending the previous practice of excluding gays from the military. Senate candidate Clinton speaks out On Thursday, Hillary Rodham Clinton said she doesn't support the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, reiterating comments she made two days earlier during a private, Manhattan fund-raiser sponsored by the Empire State Pride Agenda. "I don't believe it's the policy we should have in our military," she said at a news conference in Manhattan, adding: "I believe Americans willing to serve their country should be allowed to do so. They should be able to do so without discrimination and harassment. I believe fitness to serve in the military should be based on conduct, not sexual orientation." The first lady said she was not uncomfortable staking out a position that put her at odds with President Clinton. "I'm going to be a candidate for the Senate of New York," she said. "I'm going to be stating my positions that will be from time to time different from the White House." If elected to the U.S. Senate, Mrs. Clinton said, she would work to overturn the controversial policy, put in place by her husband during his first term in office. The group supports equal rights for gays. Her position was first reported in Thursday's New York Times, which learned of Mrs. Clinton's comments from participants at the fund-raiser. Mrs. Clinton, responding to a question posed at thc fund-raiser, held at the studio of the artist Ross Bleckner, voiced her displeasure with the policy in unequivocal terms, according to participants, the Times reported. There were murmurs of approval and soft applause as she described "don't ask, don't tell" as a failure, taking note of the fact that there has been an increa-se in the number of gays expelled from the military since the policy was put in force. "1 think, quite frankly, she expressed a view that is an emerging consensus among people who are following this closely," Richard Socarides, the former White House liaison on gay issues, who attended the fund-raiser, told the Times. Socarides said she stated her views "directly and forcefully," adding: "I suspect that if you asked the president directly, he would say that this is an area that requires a lot of work also." Although she said she didn't expect Congress to approve such legislation now, Mrs. Clinton said the Pentagon should take Hillary Rodham Clinton told gay supporters in New York Tuesday that she doesn't support the military's 'Don't ask, don't tell' policy on gays, a policy her husband created. steps to reduce the inst-ances of gays being discharged from the military, the Times said. While her position puts her at odds with an administration policy, she is in line with the views of her likely Republican Senate rival. New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Aides to the mayor say Giuliani has been critical of the "don't ask, don't tell policy" from the beginning. —From staff and wire reports *&< Join us in our excitement as we anticipate the coming of our Lord and Saviour, the Baby Jesus at MARANATHA FELLOWSHIP MCC 3400 Montrose, Suite 600 (Corner of Montrose and Hawthorne) Advent Services Sundays: December 12 and 19 at 10:30am Holy Grounds Friday December 17 at 7pm An evening of live praise & worship, coffee-shop style. $5. Cover charge • $1. Flavored coffees and desserts. This event benefits the Maranatha's Building Fund. Emmanuel, God with Us! December 19 at 10:30am Special Worship Service in Story and Song to conclude the Advent season. Candle Light Service Sunday, December 24 at 7pm Reception to follow. NURSERY AVAILABLE FOR ALL SERVICES. )r more information, call 713-528-6756 or email us at maranatha@lconn.cony ^ -
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